Lee's Summit West's Harrison makes MLB debut

Marlins Orioles Baseball Monte Harrison
Posted at 11:11 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 00:11:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monte Harrison achieved a life-long goal Tuesday – making it to the Big Leagues.

The Lee's Summit West alumnus was called up by the Marlins Sunday and in the lineup Tuesday. Harrison went 0-3 with three strikeouts but made a sliding catch for Miami in a 4-0 win over the Orioles. It was the Marlins' first game since July 26, when a COVID-19 outbreak among the team resulted in the postponement of six games.

Harrison acknowledged the achievement on Twitter.

Harrison is the second member of his family to play professional sports. His older brother, Shaq, is a guard for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.